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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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Tyler: Sales Director Leading with Spanish

As a Sales Director at Hult EF Corporate Education, Tyler uses his Spanish skills to connect with clients to implement language training programs at some of the world’s largest companies. Learn why being bilingual is his proudest achievement.

    • Professional Profiles

Sonia: 4th Grade Spanish Immersion Teacher

Sonia teaches Spanish, as well as science and social studies in Spanish, at the International School of Louisiana in New Orleans. The first in our series of Educator Profiles, learn what inspired her to join the profession and the words of affirmation she encourages her students to say each day.

    • Educator Profiles

Lopa: Surgeon Leading with Gujarati & Spanish

Lopa uses English, Gujarati, and Spanish to communicate with patients as a pelvic reconstructive surgeon at the University of Illinois Hospitals. Hear more about how language and cultural skills help medical professionals build rapport and trust.

    • Professional Profiles

Encouraging Language Resources for Military Spouses Overseas

University of Southern Indiana graduate Helen shares her personal experience as a military spouse stationed in Italy, and explores key findings from her research interviewing fellow military spouses about their needs for language resources as they build bridges between cultures.

    • Testimonial Interviews

Tatyana: Financial Services VP Leading with Russian, Spanish & More

Tatyana shares how languages have been an asset in all stages of her career—spanning academia, educational publishing, e-learning, consulting, and financial services. Hear her advice for current learners!

    • Professional Profiles

Making Your Study Abroad Goals a Reality

University of Louisville student and future language educator Cody recently returned from studying abroad as a Gilman Scholar. Learn more about his experience—including some tips to consider as you plan your own study abroad adventure!

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

Sarah: Global Export Manager Leading with French

Advice to consider studying supply chain management—combined with her love of learning French—helped Sarah to secure a job in the consumer goods sector before graduating from college! Learn more about her journey.

    • Professional Profiles

Arielle: Business Project Manager Leading with French

Paris-based Arielle works for Schneider Electric. Holding degrees in offshore energies engineering, ocean engineering, and French studies, she shares how the skills that accompany language learning can help boost multilinguals toward their goals.

    • Professional Profiles

LCF Launches Student Ambassadors Program to Empower Language-Learner Leaders

LCF is delighted to announce a dynamic initiative that unites student language-learner leaders at the postsecondary level to champion language education.

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